Antonio Tito Fojo, M.D., Ph.D.,Head, Experimental Therapeutics Section; Senior Investigator, Medical Oncology Branch Affiliates, The Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute, U.S. National Institutes of Health.
Dr. Fojo was born in Havana, Cuba, moved to the United States with his family in 1960, and became a U.S. citizen in 1970. He began working in the National Cancer Institute as a Clinical Associate in the Medicine Branch, now the Cancer Therapeutics Branch. After three years, he assumed the position of Senior Investigator in the Cancer Therapeutics Branch. His current research has focused on understanding factors that cause resistance to chemotherapy with the ultimate goal of preventing drug resistance in cancer patients.